The Real Story on Oracle Unbreakable Linux
By wcoekaer on Mar 03, 2009
Oracle Unbreakable Linux launched two years ago as a support program for existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) implementations or for new Oracle Enterprise Linux implementations. Oracle Unbreakable Linux program is about enterprise-class support that customers can't get (or is not available) from Red Hat. It has never been about creating a knock-off or forked Linux distribution. There is no migration, or switch, needed for existing RHEL users to move to Oracle Unbreakable Linux support.
With more than 30+ years of experience supporting the largest business- critical data centers around the world, Oracle brings the highest support quality, more value, and proven business practices to Linux support, including the following items Red Hat can't:
· 7500+ professionals providing 24x7, global support in over 145 countries
· Lifetime support policy
. 7+ years of general product support with the ability to extend to unlimited number of years
· Premier backporting
. Request backport of specific features eliminating pressure to upgrade with every update release
Oracle is the trusted advisor to many CIOs looking for more value for their entire application stack; including support for Linux.
· 79% of databases that run on Linux, run Oracle
· Over 30% of Oracle Applications are deployed on the Linux platform
· Over 50% of recent Oracle Fusion Middleware deployments are on the Linux platform
Due to dissatisfaction with Red Hat's quality of support as well as a desire to get more value, many users have switched from Red Hat Support to Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support.
Oracle's Linux Commitment
Oracle offers a complete and comprehensive software stack and single point of support for Linux and also offers the risk mitigation and value that users demand, especially in today's tough economic times. Oracle has a solid Linux business and a long-term commitment to continue to enhance Linux as a choice for business-critical deployments.